Judith Boroughs


Judith Ann Boroughs, beloved mother, of Columbus, Indiana passed away at 9:47 a.m. November 14, 2016. She spent her last days where she wanted to be; at home with family by her side.

She was born November 10, 1942, in Brown County, Indiana. Judy was a loving and devoted mother who worked very hard to make sure her children never went without. She also taught them the value of taking care of family over all else. Her nieces have called her the Mary Tyler Moore of the family, as Judy was an independent, strong woman who had a job and her own apartment when they were younger. She worked for many years for Smart & Johnson Abstract, where she was a title and deed abstractor and was known and loved by many who worked in the governmental offices of downtown Columbus. She was also a long-standing member of the Columbus Moose Lodge 398 where she gladly gave what she could to help the many events geared towards raising money for the Moose’s charitable children’s fund, Mooseheart. She was also a lover of nature and would spend many hours sitting and watching the birds play in front of her home in the bird feeders she set out for them. She was a light in the world and she will be sorely missed.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Mae Smith; her father, Ora Arto Smith; her sister, Betty (John) McMasters; her brother, Richard (Rosie) Smith; her ex-husband, Eugene John Boroughs; and her soulmate, Barry L. Arthur.

She is survived by her sister, Geneva (Mickey) Dinsmore; her sister, Kathy (Robert) Hollis; her brother, Ora (Nancy) Smith; and a slew of nieces and nephews, including Brenda Smith, Shelley Smith Law, Wayne Smith, Mike Smith, Danny Dinsmore, Brett Dinsmore. Doug McMasters, Pam Delaney, Bryon McMasters, Sandy Harper and Ora Smith Jr. She is also survived by her son, Scott (Samantha) Boroughs; her daughter, Susan (David) Whitehead and their daughter Chandra; and her son, Mark (Sabrina) Boroughs and their three daughters, Katelyn, Charisma and Jacqueline.

Services are being held privately by the family.

In lieu of flowers; please donate what you’re comfortable with to Hospice. They were angels in her time of need.

Arrangements were handled by Indiana Funeral Care.